QB Brady White ‘excited' for ASU visit

Like some of his fellow 2015 prospects, Brady White will spend a portion of his spring break visiting Arizona State. However, unlike many other recruits, this trip will be crucial in his commitment decision which is just a couple of months away. Prior to his Tempe visit we caught up with the Newhall, Calif. quarterback to get his thoughts on his recruitment with the Sun Devils.

"Arizona State has been recruiting me for a good amount of time," White said. "I have been talking to Coach Norvell for a while. This trip this weekend worked out perfectly because we were going to be in Palm Springs on Sunday for spring break. So we will visit there (ASU) first and then head over to Palm Springs.

"So we coordinated everything with our schedule and we are excited for the trip."

Like many quarterbacks being pursued by the Sun Devils, White mentioned that the scheme that he runs at his high school, William S. Hart, is very similar to that of ASU's and was obviously one factor that has caught his attention in his recruitment.

"Arizona State has been doing great in the past few years," White remarked. "They've been ranked, they have nice facilities as well, and it's a beautiful school. My dad is a Pac-12 basketball ref, so I was there watching a basketball game in the eighth grade and I know it's a beautiful campus. It's on the West Coast and close to home. The distance won't play a factor, but it's nice to know that if I went to ASU it would be close to home and your family can get out to your games.

"Even before they contacted me (for the first time) I watched them a lot on TV and I like their scheme. I was very appreciative that they reached out to me and like I said it's an awesome school. I was very excited when I first talked to Coach Norvell and I'm very excited to see him this weekend."

In 2013, the 6-2 180-pound Brady White threw for 4,535 yards on 333-of-524 passing with 41 touchdowns and 18 interceptions while rushing for 320 yards and nine touchdowns.

"White does everything well and could fit in multiple systems," said Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins. "He's very mechanically solid, has a quick release, good feet and is equally comfortable going under center or playing out of the gun. He's smart, knows where to go with the football and makes quick decisions. He's accurate, especially on the short and intermediate throws, throws a very tight ball and is about as poised a QB as you'll see."

White said the ASU staff has conveyed to him how much they appreciate his overall "well-polished" skills and arm strength among other attributes.

"They told me I have exceptional leadership and intangibles," White stated. "Although I'm not a dual threat quarterback I'm a guy that can hurt you with his legs because I will take what the defense gives me. I can do the read option, sling it, throw on the run, stay in the pocket…I read defenses well. I don't think have a major weakness, but I will continue to work on everything so I can prove that I'm one of the top quarterbacks in the nation.

"Because we run the same systems they think I would be a great fit (at ASU). I know Coach Norvell has me very high on his list, probably at the top. So he's excited to get me out there and I'm excited too. I think it will be an awesome trip and I will have some valuable time out there."

White plans to visit California in two weeks, and later this month will decide on what other schools to visit with the plan to mainly venture to some of the schools pursuing him east of the Mississippi.

The signal caller mentioned Penn State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Arizona (who just offered today) as schools that have offered and are recruiting him the hardest aside from ASU and Cal. Michigan State, Texas A&M, Stanford, Washington State and Missouri are some of the programs that haven't offered him to date yet are keeping in close contact with the quarterback.

White knows that his timetable for a decision will have to be earlier rather than later, yet he's not concerned or pressured to make a decision under these circumstances.

"I'm going to decide when I feel the time is right," White commented. "But I'm planning to commit before I start my senior season. I don't know yet if it will be soon or towards the end of the summer. If I had to guess I'd say July after I visited some schools. The visits I'm taking aren't only fun but also business because guys that are visiting like me will commit and if there is a school in my top interest I need to make sure I let them know.

"I think it will all work out the way it needs to be. God has a plan for me and I trust him completely. I'm not looking at a school that obviously has a great football program but also has a great education because that it what you will have for the rest of your life. I'm looking for a school that will be the best fit for me, compete for a starting spot and help propel that program to a higher level and play for a coaching staff that is excited about me and ready to throw me into the fire. "

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